Aggregate Industries has extended its packed product offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range.
New products in the portfolio include Concrete Mix and Postmix, both premixed ready to use applications composed of a blend of cement and aggregates. New Mortar Mix is also premixed and ready-to-use, and is made up of blended cement, lime and aggregates for laying all types of brick and block.
Other new additions include Super White Cement, which provides a light-coloured, natural-looking concrete. It does not include any pigments and can be used for traditional nominal mixes for all general applications. The bright white cement is used in the same way as grey Portland cements and can be used with coloured pigments as required.
New Sulfate Resistant Portland flyash cement has a high sulfate resistance and is recommended for use in below ground applications, or when enhanced durability is required. It is ideal for use where sulfates are present.
The final addition to the range is Hydrated Lime, a new high calcium, non-hydraulic, hydrated lime, which comes as a fine, white, dry powder that can be used to whiten and brighten mortar. It also improved the workability, cohesiveness and water retention of Portland cement mortars and renders.
The new products join Aggregate Industries’ already established Lafarge General Purpose Cement range.
Jeremy Lee, Sales Director of Aggregate Industries’ Building Products division, comments: “Through continual research and development with builders and builders’ merchants, Lafarge has an unrivalled track record for customer focused innovation in cement products. One of the key challenges in the UK cement market is that it can be quite traditional. Innovation is key for the sector so that we don’t fall behind in regards to where the rest of the world is currently at or moving forwards. As such, the last 12 months has seen us invest significantly in a portfolio of new cement products that offer real solutions for our customers.”
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